Case Studies

Various case studies on Residential Projects, and Products in the Residential Remodeling and Building industry.

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Floodproof on a Floodplain

An impressive addition to the IDEA Home series, the NEWLOOK Experience Home is a master class in engineering and creative design, with builder Michael Freiburger out-thinking an exceptionally tricky lot

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The House That Blues Built

Fourth-generation custom homebuilder Albert Cummings knows a lot about two things: building a high-performance home and performing the blues. See where the two meet in The House That Blues Built

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Crafting Utah's Luxury Landscape: ALUCOBOND Sets the Standard for Durable Custom Home Exteriors

Recognized for its good quality of life, stunning scenery and expansive views, Utah is ranked among the fastest growing housing markets in the U.S.,…

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Telling a Story That Preserves the Past

Custom builder and historic restoration and preservation expert Brent Hull walks us through the careful details of his Pennsylvania Farmhouse project

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Building an Energy-Efficient Cabin with Nudura® Insulated Concrete Forms

In the stunning mountain landscape of Breckenridge, Colorado, a unique cabin-style home stands as a testament to innovative construction methods and…

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2023: A Year of Case Studies

A look back at the custom homes and craftsman details we spotlighted last year

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A Smart Home Built Smart

Custom builder August Homes blends efficient, high-tech home automation systems with high-performance, sustainable building strategies

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New Pandemic Task Force to Enhance Building Safety

A soon-to-be-appointed Pandemic Task Force seeks to strengthen the built environment in the face of disease-related threats

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Hosting Multiple Generations for Generations to Come

Despite juggling numerous program and site considerations, architect Joel Wenzel designed a long-lasting, multi-generational retreat that nestles seamlessly into its bucolic surroundings

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A Minnesota Wetland Property Offers Views, Light, and Expression

This home, now known as Orchard Creek Overlook, was the second of five approved and built on the 39.5-acre parcel in Orono, Minnesota. John Quinlivan…

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Trading in the Man Cave for a Music Room in The House That Blues Built

Fourth-generation custom builder Albert Cummings splits his time between the world of residential construction and the music industry, so it only makes sense that his personal home includes a customized music room

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Merging Ancient Construction With Modern Living

This vacation home pushes the boundaries of traditional log construction techniques and incorporates elegant details elevating this typically rustic building method